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Judge denies self-defense immunity for man accused of shooting wife's alleged stalker

Judge denies self-defense immunity for man accused of shooting wife's alleged stalker

A Superior Court judge denied the self-defense immunity motion filed by a Buford man accused of shooting another man in his leg and jaw.

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Gainesville man charged in home invasion, assault

Gainesville man charged in home invasion, assault

A Gainesville man is charged with entering an apartment and pointing a gun at four people, police said.

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Groups seek flexibility after changes in septic permitting

Groups seek flexibility after changes in septic permitting

Harold Kilgore wants options. That was his message to the Hall County Board of Health on Tuesday.

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Legacy Link class seeks to help those with chronic conditions live well

The Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free six-week class for people living with a chronic condition and those who care for ...

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Former state Rep. Carl Rogers joins Lanier Tech

Former state Rep. Carl Rogers joins Lanier Tech

Former state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, is now the vice president of economic development at Lanier Technical College.

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Black bear spotted in east Forsyth County

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Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting — a move that has angered ...

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Connecting parents, schools focus of Gainesville superintendent's community chat

Connecting parents, schools focus of Gainesville superintendent's community chat

Bridging the gap in “getting from the hands of the child into the hands of the parents” with school information was the focus of the ...

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3 people charged after fake money used to buy lawn equipment, cashier turns self in

3 people charged after fake money used to buy lawn equipment, cashier turns self in

Authorities have named three suspects in an incident where fake movie money was used at a Buford Wal-Mart to buy lawn equipment, which was then ...

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Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Regardless of who’s elected president, Americans might not see much change in health care reform with neither political party having control of both Congress ...

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Hundreds gather at courthouse to discuss Newton County mosque proposal


North Hall fire hydrants out of service since January; Gainesville officials working on solutions

North Hall fire hydrants out of service since January; Gainesville officials working on solutions

A fire that destroyed a home in North Hall last week has left local government officials looking to calm fears about the risk to other ...

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Five veterans honored, get high school diplomas

Five veterans honored, get high school diplomas

Five men, including three Hall County brothers, who served in World War II and Vietnam, were awarded their high school diplomas Monday in a special ...

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Hall pre-K program will require local money for first time

Hall County’s pre-K program will cost $45,000 to $60,000 in local money for the fiscal year 2017, the school board was told ...

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Man killed, 2 other people injured in morning I-85 wreck

Man killed, 2 other people injured in morning I-85 wreck

One person was killed and two others transported to hospitals after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a van early Monday morning on Interstate 85 ...

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Authorities: Gainesville man drove car into person holding baby, fired gun into crowd

Authorities: Gainesville man drove car into person holding baby, fired gun into crowd

A Gainesville man is accused of driving a car into someone holding a 1-year-old. Authorities said he also fired a gun at another person.

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Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

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Raccoon in South Hall is 9th rabies case of year

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog recently in the 4000 block of Poplar Springs Road in South Hall. It ...

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34 guns stolen in Buford store burglary

A Buford gun range and store suffered thousands of dollars in stolen inventory and property damage after a Sunday morning burglary, police said.

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Sen. David Perdue: Economy will boom or face risk

Sen. David Perdue: Economy will boom or face risk

The United States can have a similar economic boom as was seen in the last half of the 20th century, but it also faces a ...

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Two killed, one critically injured in morning Cleveland Highway wreck

Two drivers were killed and one passenger was critically injured after a wreck Monday morning on Cleveland Highway/Ga. 11.

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Riverside alumnus, employee Errol Bisso reflects on 50 years of working at academy

Riverside alumnus, employee Errol Bisso reflects on 50 years of working at academy

On the campus of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville is a walking, talking, living, breathing piece of the school’s history.

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Health care law to get deeper look at chamber event Tuesday

The Affordable Care Act will get a deeper look at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Health Care Reform Seminar on Tuesday.

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UNG, Lanier Tech keep growing as classes start Monday

The University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College campuses will be beehives of activity Monday — and both will have more students than last year.

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Weapons taken after truck smashes into Buford store

Weapons taken after truck smashes into Buford store

A pickup truck smashed through a Buford business Sunday morning, followed by suspects taking rifles and pistols from the store.

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A click for convenience: Grocers begin rolling out online shopping, in-person pickup

A click for convenience: Grocers begin rolling out online shopping, in-person pickup

Pushing a cart isn’t the only way to get a week’s worth of groceries from the Kroger Marketplace at New Holland anymore.

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Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate ...

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4 years later, teen’s death still a mystery

4 years later, teen’s death still a mystery

As Sgt. Dan Franklin moved up the ranks and through various departments in the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, he asked to keep one particular ...

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Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey’s face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

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Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton celebrated a historic milestone Saturday: its 100th birthday.

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2 couples get a free chance to say ‘I do’

2 couples get a free chance to say ‘I do’

Soirees Southern Events Planning gave away a wedding to two lucky but deserving couples Saturday night at the Summer Barn Soiree at The Walters Barn ...

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SLIDESHOW: Lovers of hot wheels help sheriff’s bike program

SLIDESHOW: Lovers of hot wheels help sheriff’s bike program

More than 100 vehicles were registered for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office second annual Show and Shine car, truck and motorcycle show at Laurel ...

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First Presbyterian group puts in thousands of hours, dollars into Mission Expo

First Presbyterian group puts in thousands of hours, dollars into Mission Expo

They’ve done it again. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville collected 16,500 hours of community service and volunteer work this past year, and they ...

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Newtown Day unites Gainesville's traditional African-American community

Newtown Day unites Gainesville's traditional African-American community

Aaron Christopher said he and his basketball teammates play “for love of the game.”

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Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

The city of Braselton is expecting.

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Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century ...

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Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

On the Sunday before the first full weekend of college football, one of the game’s most prominent coaches will make his way to Gainesville.

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Hot cars pose immediate danger to children

Hot cars pose immediate danger to children

Twenty-six children are dead this year from being left in hot cars.

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THE BLITZ: North Hall, Gainesville earn season-opening victories

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Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

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Flowery Branch man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating young girl

Flowery Branch man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating young girl

A Flowery Branch man was convicted by a jury Thursday for impregnating an underage girl and causing “excessive mental pain” to other children.

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Katt Williams charged with battery in Los Angeles

Katt Williams charged with battery in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Katt Williams with misdemeanor battery over an altercation he had with a woman in a parking lot last ...

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Gainesville Housing Authority kicks off new after-school girls club

Gainesville Housing Authority kicks off new after-school girls club

A roomful of little girls painted their nails, chased balloons and shared snacks after school.

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Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers

Local health care providers said they have taken note of a data breach at a clinic in Athens that exposed the private information and medical ...

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Police: Gainesville man choked robbery victim, took cash

A Gainesville man is accused of putting another man in a chokehold last week in Gainesville and taking hundreds of dollars, police said.

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Red Cross of Northeast Georgia helping flood victims in Louisiana

Red Cross of Northeast Georgia helping flood victims in Louisiana

Simply getting to Louisiana to help flood victims was a long process for Jon Mayner.

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Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing — this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

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Lula man killed while working on car

A Lula man was killed Aug. 11 when a Chevy Trailblazer he was repairing pinned him to the ground, according to authorities.

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Sleep Number store opening Friday at North Lake Square

Sleep Number store opening Friday at North Lake Square

Mandy Skinner knows buying a mattress isn’t something most people love doing, but she said the process can be more enjoyable at Sleep Number.

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Most of Hall in severe drought, part of county still in extreme drought

Most of Hall County is in severe drought, but that’s an improvement over a few weeks ago, when parts of North Hall were in ...

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GO VIDEO:Visit these 4 country-cooking restaurants in Hall County

Savannah King takes you to four restaurants in Hall County that specialize in making a home-cooked meal. 

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Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that’s expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

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Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Inside a 178-square-foot house were wood-paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized washer and dryer and small but comfortable furnishings.

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Officers offer active shooter response techniques

Officers offer active shooter response techniques

Starting as an officer at 21, Cpl. Drew Reed said he thought everybody loved police.

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Gainesville looks to acquire insurance office for future downtown parking deck

Gainesville looks to acquire insurance office for future downtown parking deck

Gainesville officials are looking to spend about $1.52 million to acquire a property along a central downtown corridor, with a parking lot in mind ...

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Family of slain Flowery Branch man offers $5,000 reward for information

The family of a Flowery Branch man killed at the front door of his home is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who ...

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Baby’s broken bones lead to charges for Gillsville woman

Baby’s broken bones lead to charges for Gillsville woman

A Gillsville woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 5-month-old girl who, in the course of a month, fractured three leg bones and an ...

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Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

A man wanted on a murder warrant out of White County was captured by a SWAT team Wednesday morning.

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Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

A nearly 50-year-old organization providing education, counseling and services to young people in Hall County is finally beginning a much-needed expansion.

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University of North Georgia expects enrollment of more than 18,000 this fall

University of North Georgia expects enrollment of more than 18,000 this fall

The University of North Georgia expects more than 18,000 students at its five campuses next week, and the increase will bring 70 new faculty ...

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Changes continue at Gainesville airport with new public, private investment

Changes continue at Gainesville airport with new public, private investment

Big changes continue at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville thanks to public and private investments in a hoped-for future that lures bigger and more ...

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Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

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Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

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IRS office in Gainesville plans to implement appointments after complaints

IRS office in Gainesville plans to implement appointments after complaints

Complaints about long lines and poor customer service at the local Internal Revenue Service office prompted U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, to recently visit ...

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School chats planned with Gainesville superintendent

School chats planned with Gainesville superintendent

Wanda Creel, superintendent for Gainesville schools, will host chats with parents and community members Thursday and Tuesday at the Panera Bread located at 625 Dawsonville ...

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Schofield rated highly by county school board

Schofield rated highly by county school board

Hall County Board of Education members rate their superintendent between good and excellent, according to the most recent evaluation of Will Schofield.

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Hall Sheriff’s Office to step up patrols on Ga. 347

Hall Sheriff’s Office to step up patrols on Ga. 347

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up patrols on the Friendship Road and Lanier Islands Parkway portions of Ga. 347 at various ...

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Three indicted on murder charges in Orchard Brook Apartments shooting

Three indicted on murder charges in Orchard Brook Apartments shooting

Three men have been charged with felony murder in an indictment in alleged connection to a fatal April shooting.

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Can third-party presidential candidates gain traction?

Can third-party presidential candidates gain traction?

The ups and downs of what many consider the strangest presidential election of their lifetime has produced a unique opportunity for third-party candidates to make ...

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Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula’s mayor didn’t pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

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Former West Hall coach indicted on charge from relationship with student

Former West Hall coach indicted on charge from relationship with student

A former West Hall High School boys basketball coach was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a student.

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Gainesville City Schools' tax revenue should inch higher

The millage rate for Gainesville school taxes for 2016 will be lower — by a small enough amount that the city system should still see a ...

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Pain clinic closes without notice; founder had pleaded guilty to health care fraud

A Gainesville medical clinic closed Thursday with no notice to patients or staff, and two people were at the office Monday, talking with patients who ...

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Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

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Toccoa man killed in early morning wreck on Ga. 365

A Toccoa man was ejected from his car Monday morning and killed after his car overturned on Ga. 365 in Alto.

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